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Going to Listowel tomorrow

May 30, 2012 By: admin Category: 2012, poets

I’m glad to say that I’ll be heading over to Listowel tomorrow for the day. My Creative Writing students at West Clare VTOS enjoyed last year’s visit so much that they insisted in going again this year! Though, it’ll be a new batch this year.

We’ll be catching the Shannon Ferry from Killimer to Tarbert and driving to Listowel.

I’m hoping to catch up with a few familiar faces from previous years such as poets Teri Murray and Pauline Fayne, as well as John McGrath (who was guest poet at the last Clare Three-Legged Stool Poets‘ reading of the season in Glór last month) and Michael Gallagher.

No doubt I will also bump into some unexpected faces! Perhaps yours will be one dear reader!

Pauline Fayne reads at ‘Poems without Pints’ event

June 22, 2010 By: Patrick Stack Category: 2010, events, poem, poet, poetry, video

[flv:http://www.clarepoets.com/lww/cafe-reading_PaulineFayne.flv 480 360]

‘Open mic’: Pauline Fayne reads

June 07, 2010 By: Patrick Stack Category: 2010, poem, poet, poetry, video

[flv:http://www.clarepoets.com/lww/open-mic_PaulineFayne.flv 480 360]

“Listowel Hangover” – poem by Pauline Fayne

April 02, 2010 By: Paul O'Mahony Category: creative writing, historical, poem, poems, poet

Listowel hangover.

“There’s a dog with hairs to spare
above in Keanes “

says Minnesota Larry -
but I take myself and my headache
to the blessed theatre of St John,
into an unexpected overture
of music that would sunder rocks
and cement mixer sound effects
from a man with the voice of twenty,
then quickstep through
a skull soothing downpour
to a place of storytellers
where Portlaoise Pats words
lift the caul of pain,
carry me to a moonlit Baggot Street
to glimpse again an old friends
Guinness dark eyes
and courtly bow.

Video footage from Listowel Writers’ Week 2009

March 06, 2010 By: Paul O'Mahony Category: participants, poem, poems, poet, poetry, Song

Gabriel Byrne & taxi driver

George Rowley sings

Pauline Fayne reads “Carol

John McCarthy reads

Two doves mating

Thursday’s “Open Mic” session with MC George Rowley

June 11, 2009 By: Patrick Stack Category: events, participants, photographs, poets

Thanks to Pauline Fayne who kindly sent me on a photograph she took at the “Open Mic” session in the New Kingdom Bar on the Thursday night (May 29th 2009). In the picture are Patrick Stack on the left and John MacNamee on the right in pensive mood as we concentrate on a poem being recited or a song being sung (I don’t remember which).

Left to right: Patrick Stack and John MacNamee

Left to right: Patrick Stack and John MacNamee


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